Fabian Quezada Killed in Car Accident in Brownsville, TX
Brownsville, TX -- December 24, 2022, Fabian Quezada was killed due to an accident where a vehicle crashed along the side of the road.
Initial details are scarce at this time, with news sources saying the incident happened at around 9:20 p.m. off the corner of East 14th Street and East Van Buren Street. Police believe that a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Favian Quezada was traveling "at a high rate of speed" when it left the road. As a result the vehicle hit a tree, and Quezada sustained fatal injuries.
Despite few other details being available, some folks may be quick to take all of that face value. Why is that? Is it because they really think this information is ample enough for a 19-year-old losing his life, or is it because it fits their preconception of believing all young drivers are reckless?
This is an issue I push back against a lot on this blog. Are kids more likely to get into accidents? Of course, but that's no reason to jump to conclusions. A 19-year-old is just as susceptible as any of us to things like tire blowouts, medical emergencies, mechanical defects, road hazards, or even other reckless drivers who left the scene. Likely or not, these factors warrant investigations if the family involved here is going to get the answers they deserve. Are authorities taking those steps, or will that require independent investigations?